50 years ago, on October 28, 1965, Pope Paul VI issued a proclamation Nostra Aetate (In Our Time) at the Second Vatican Council, opening up the relationship of Catholics to non-Christian religions. The document called for mutual understanding, respect, and fraternal dialogue across religious traditions. This simple but profound proclamation marked a new chapter in interfaith cooperation, and has underwritten many movements of interfaith action to address issues of systematic discrimination and injustice.
SiVIC has joined with Santa Clara University, the Diocese of San Jose, the Rabbinic Association of Greater San Jose, and the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley in celebrating this anniversary and committing to ongoing efforts to build understanding and appreciation among the religious communities of our area:
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